The Sheldon and KDHX present: The HillBenders with special guests Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert
This dynamic bluegrass quintet from Springfield, MO – with their high-octane shows, tight harmonies and stunning instrumental prowess – have been winning fans and making waves at festivals and concerts across the country since their formation in 2008. The HillBenders recognize their ability to bridge the gap between mainstream music and the bluegrass genre, selecting material that defies any hillbilly stigmas. With their widely varied influences, they are trying to bring to bluegrass songs that unify. “We wanted to pair bluegrass with the other music we grew up with —rock and roll!” say HillBender Nolan Lawrence.
The HillBenders Instrumentation: Mark Cassidy – banjo, Gary Rea – bass, Jim Rea – guitar, Nolan Lawrence – mandolin, Chad “Gravy Boat” Graves – dobro